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07 July 2003, 04:20 PM
hi i am new to After Effects i usaullay spend my time on 3dsmax5.0, i wanna ask how to create lighting effects like in this one , without any 3dr party plugins. i use AE 5.5
specially top left

07 July 2003, 04:48 PM
It's volumetric light. In 3dsmax you have to go in rendering > environement, in the atmosphere tabs select Add and choose Volume Light. Now you have some new options and one of them is pick a light. Just click on pick a light and click on the light you want to add volume.


07 July 2003, 10:48 PM
oh, is it possible to create it without using any 3d application??????

07 July 2003, 11:32 PM
You can do it really easily if you have access to After Effects and Trapcode's Shine Plugin.


07 July 2003, 05:29 AM
You can also do it in shake with radial blur

07 July 2003, 05:56 PM
Hi Max lover,

I think you can get some similar effect
in AFX with :

- no third part plug
- not even one graphic item imported in AFX
- just a single AFX file :)

This tip is based on the following features of AFX
(I'm personnaly talking about 4.1 version so guess with the 5.5
you might be able to go even further…) :

- masks
- filters : gradients and gaussian/radial blurs
- merging modes

I a few months ago created in AFX something like this
and now use this sequence with an alpha channel every time
I need something like this…

If you're interested please have a look at this very low version
(quicktime - 600 Kb)

…let me know if you want to know more about it…
regards :)

08 August 2003, 08:41 AM

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